Coffee of the Day - Vanilla Nut Creme
Happy Monday! it is such a beautiful day here in northeast Ohio! the rain has finally cleared, not that I mind rain, and it is just a glorious day to behold! the kind that makes you ever so grateful you opened your eyes this morning! :) I hope it's just as wonderful in YOUR corner of the world!!!
Today I am sharing a card I made to send to our son, Mick. it's been months since I last saw him, although we text each other constantly. thank goodness for unlimited texting! tee hee! popped the card into the mailbox already this morning, so it's on its way to him as I type....it will see him before I do.... sigh.....but it is chock full of love, that is for sure!
I used images from the fun Crafty Secrets set, 'Big Dog' and the freebie digital paper they are offering on their blog for participating in the current linky party. even though it is a Halloween themed paper, it just goes to show you that you don't have to use themed papers for their original purpose. take them out of their 'box'!
The tag was stenciled with a neat new Prima stencil and chalk ink by them as well. I love those chalk inks! they dry so fast and adhere to almost anything! such a neat look, too!
seam binding was hand dyed a while back. Tyler was making a frame from re-purposed wood and needed to do some inking to the edges. we mixed up a water based concoction for him to use, and there was a bit left over when he finished. not to let anything go to waste, I grabbed a few yards of white seam binding and soaked it in the greyish mixture. what you see is the end result. :) it is tied with SU! linen thread.
a bit of black grosgrain ribbon was stapled in the upper left corner. flower is by Petaloo, buttons are from my vintage stash, sentiment was cut with a Spellbinders banner die, and a little ticket from my stash was added. woodgrain card is another from the Webster's Pages packaging that I re-purposed.
many of you know that our beloved dog, Latte, died back in June. well now her sister, Mocha, isn't doing very well. we are doing our best to keep her as happy and comfy as we can. heavy sigh....having pets is wonderful, but sometimes it sure does break your heart...
Crafty Secrets - monthly linky party
613 Avenue Create - love me do
Dragonfly Journeys - button it us
Quirky Crafts - animal magic
A Gem of a Challenge - boys, boys, boys
The Kraft Journal - take your pick: ribbon, patterned paper, die cut, tag and kraft cs base
Ruby's Rainbow - it's a man's world
WAW - anything encouraging goes
Incy Wincy - digi images only
Get Creative Ch - add a tag
Craft Your Passion - anything goes